Monday, November 05, 2007

NoBlowPowderD'oh!



Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

In 1605 Guy Fawkes and others attempted to destroy the British Parliament building with a large cache of gunpowder. They were discovered and Fawkes was executed. Today the British celebrate the foiling of the plot with Bonfire Night, typically observed with fireworks and bonfires and including the burning of Guy Fawkes effigies. So, happy Bonfire Night, Pigeon. }:-|>

2 comments:

Stinkypaw said...

Thanks for the explanantion (didn't know what Pigeon was re. to exactly.

... I did enjoy that movie by the way!

Purple Pigeon said...

Thanks Marius!! I'm having a lovely Bonfire Night blogging!

You explained it a lot more concisely than I did. Are you sure you aren't a secret English Gentleman type?